Journalism & Public Relations


Welcome to the CSULB Department of Journalism & Public Relations. We are home to 40 faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in media education. JPR programs are accredited by the ACEJMC and we offer four academic options: a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, a Minor in Journalism and a Minor in Public Relations.

Jennifer Fleming

Department Chair and
Professor Jennifer Fleming

Spring 2024
The spring semester is starting on a victorious note with several student media wins from the Associated Collegiate Press for Beach TV News and DIG en Español. Congrats to all involved! We’re also welcoming two new professors: Patrice Smith, Vice President for Regional Communications at PNC Bank and Akira Kumamoto, Social Media Video Producer at the Associated Press. Meanwhile, we’re offering our first leadership class and hundreds of JPR students will get Adobe Creative Cloud for free.  JPR advisors are available to meet with matriculated students four days week; they will also be on hand for the newly admitted student event “Day at the Beach” Saturday, April 13. And our signature annual event, “JPR Day,” is Wednesday, April 17. Stay tuned to JPR social media for more details on all things JPR.

Fall 2023
The department welcomed more than 100 new first-year and transfer students as well as three new faculty members in fall: assistant professor Dr. Worapron Chanthapan, FOX-11 producer Aaron Day, and LAist 98.3 higher education reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez. We also started the semester with close to $250K in new equipment, including three upgraded iMAC labs, 10 new broadcast kits, and another 10 new photojournalism camera kits, and we offered the first vertical video class in the Cal State system, thanks to assistant professor Jesus Ayala. And JPR Internship Week in early December was a smashing success, with JPR alumni working at esteemed organizations such as LA28 Olympics, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN and Amazon coming back to the Beach to give career tips to current students.

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